Friday, October 05, 2007

Two Former Threshers Named to USA World Cup Team

Former Thresher pitchers Josh Outman and Chris Booker* have been named by USA Baseball to the 2007 USA World Cup Team.

The players selected for this team will represent the United States in the 2007 International Baseball Federation World Cup which is scheduled for November 6-18 in Chinese Taipei.

Sixteen countries will be taking part in the tournament and they will be split into two groups of eight teams.

Group A includes USA, Chinese Taipei, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, and Spain.

Group B includes Australia, Canada, Cuba, Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Thailand, and Venezuela.

Team USA will train in Arizona at the Arizona Fall League.

The Phillies will also be represented by Roly de Armas (auxiliary coach) and Jason Jaramillo (catcher).

Read the news release | See the 24-man roster.

* Chris Booker is currently with the Washington Nationals organization

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